• Hi lovelies! I’ve written about my list making habits and obsessions before on the blog (read here) and since i’m juggling a fair amount at the moment, what between work, Charley and school, Ava and her schedule, the blog and the renovation, i’m really working my to do lists a lot!! I’ve been following the Bullet Journal phenomenon for a while now and i like it a lot. I already practise a watered down version using colours and positioning on my diary and notebook pages which i wrote about years ago but Bullet Journalling is a more consolidated plan that takes your monthly and annual goals that are both personal and practical as well as to do’s into account and lets you track your progress. If sorting your life appeals, setting goals and tracking good habits feels like something you want to get a handle on and if you’re a fan of physical journals and love expressing yourself a little through handwriting and illustrations, then read on

    The entre premise around the Bullet Journal is based on two things which Carroll calls Rapid Logging and Modules

    ‘Rapid Logging is the language in which the Bullet Journal is written. It consists of four components: topics, page numbers, short sentences, and bullets’. As you fill it, your blank notebook becomes an encyclopedia of your life, with an index, numbered pages for easy reference and basically a one-stop go to for everything that’s important to you – be it your financial planning, work to do’s, family schedules….it sounds quite complex and at first i was quite put off by it but i think i’ll definitely be implementing some of the theories and systems into my own system.

    Modules in your Bullet Journal would be The Index, Future Log, Monthly Log, Daily Log – once you know to file everything under these different time categories, you’re on your way.

    There are LOADS of videos, tumblr accounts and Insta accounts that are pretty obsessed with bullet journalling – a warning, it’s a real rabbit hole once you start watching…founder Ryder Carroll’s ‘analog system for the digital age’ is becoming something of a cult experience and method of sorting out one’s life. There’s also an app and they’ve got a notebook that’s been developed for the bullet journalling brand too.

    Here are images from a Tumblr feed that i’m loving…

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    Some of the videos you might enjoy

     

     

     

    Inspired to start a Bullet Journal of your own?

     

     

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  • 5 Comments to “Bullet Journalling is a Thing!”

    1. Cathi on

      Love love love this
      Post! Thanks you muchly vicki!!
      Happy day

    2. Ria Bom on

      Thanks for the feature.
      I wonder how many South Africans already know of it?
      What I have experienced, is that it is quite unknown here.
      I stumbled onto BuJo last year and love it.
      I love the freedom it gives, prefer it to the traditional diary set up, especially that every page is one of your own design. I mean, who said a 2-day weekend should take the same space as one weekday. My weekend blocks are the same size, if not bigger than my week days, which are spent at work – I use another task based list there.
      At the onset I did find it difficult to find a dotted journal the rest of the world use, and when I did, it was really expensive. The dots give a lot more freedom to desgin the log pages.
      I eventually settled for an A5 dotted Moleskin, and am loving it.
      I especially like the order it has given my life. I do not do the fancy headings and graphics, but the simple pleasure it gives when you can mark off tasks as Done, pure bliss!

    3. Kimberley on

      Man i could seriously get addicted to somethung like this! Just dont knoq id i have the yime and energy to commit to commit to soing this properly lol I must say I use Asana at work and it is my absolute best ticking off tasks and getting a flying unicorn across my screen to say well done.

    4. Kimberley on

      Man i could seriously get addicted to somethung like this! Just dont knoq id i have the yime and energy to commit to commit to doing this properly lol I must say I use Asana at work and it is my absolute best ticking off tasks and getting a flying unicorn across my screen to say well done.

    5. Lindi Scholtz on

      TOTALLY fascinating! And oh sooo organised… loving all of it!

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